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Who we are

The Department is committed to serving the profession by training future skilled, thinking journalists. We see journalism as a public service essential to a democratic society.

Our mission

We view journalism as an intellectual activity with rigorous standards for gathering, processing and disseminating information.

The faculty and staff are committed to serving the profession by training skilled, thinking journalists and to producing scholarship, criticism, and commentary on journalism.

For more than 40 years, the department has produced award-winning national and international journalists. It is one of the best journalism programs in Canada.

Our profile

We offer four programs: a three-year undergraduate program, two one-year graduate diplomas, and a two-year MA in Journalism Studies. We train journalists and future scholars of journalism. 

Our students in the professional programs take production courses in all forms of digital journalism and work in "live" news situations, covering events on deadline. Complementing these workshops are lecture-based courses that focus on journalism's social, economic, political and ideological impacts.

This blend of theory and practice enables our students to set the foundation for a career in news production, develop skills of critical reflection and grow to understand the complexities and increasing diversity of the society their journalism is meant to serve.

The MA program in Journalism Studies provide a serious reflection upon journalism's received ideas, produce analysis and criticism, and propose new ways of thinking and understanding journalism as an institution and as a practice. (Please note that the MA is not for those interested in becoming journalists.)

Our facilities in the CJ Building offer state-of-the-art media technology, including digital and broadcast labs and studio facilities. Computer and broadcast editing labs are open to program students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Concordia University is located in Montréal, a media centre for French-speaking Canada, and one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in North America.

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